The River Trails Park District offers numerous activities for youth and teens! Check out our current special interest class and Parkour Programs. Youth also enjoy our summer camps, dance and athletic programming.
New!- Backyard Camper Activity Series
River Trails Park District is happy to announce we will be offering a series of six themed weeks that include camper kits to fill your summer with a variety of activities and adventure.
- Each week is a different theme you register for.
- The Monday of that week you will receive a to-go kit filled with five activities (supplies included).
- In addition to your kit there will be a separate activity guide that will give you complete instructions for each activity.
- Complete together as a family, solo or with a friend. Summer is great adventure after all!
- Register for all weeks or the one that spikes your interest the most.
Dates: One Kit per week starting July 6th-August 10th
Ages: 4-10 years of age.
Fees and Registration: Campers can register for the week they like based on the theme for that week, each kit is $40 but you can select all for $200. Once registered we will send out information on how they can pick up their kit.
|Week 1||Oh My Nature|
|Week 2||Things that Fly|
|Week 3||Outer Space|
|Week 4||Superhero Fun|
|Week 5||Dinosaur Exploration|
|Week 6||Crazy Sports|
|Bonus Box||PVC Pipe Crafts|
Learn to rock on the guitar! We cover the basics: chords, scales, rhythm & songs. Have your own guitar? Bring it! If not, we’ll supply one. Chad Berardi currently rocks Chicago with his own band, has been playing for 29 years & teaching for 17 years.
|Age||Location||Day||Time||Date||Fee per session|
|7-14 yrs||Weiss Community Center||Tue||4-4:30pm||Cancelled||$55R/$66N|
|7-14 yrs||Weiss Community Center||Tue||4-4:30pm||Jul 14-Aug 11||$69R/$83N|
|7-14 yrs||Weiss Community Center||Tue, Thu||3-3:30pm||Jun 30- Jul 16||$82R/$98N|
Join us for a fun night of magic and mystery! Magic tricks will be taught that include cards, coins, ropes, and much more! You will discover that the tricks are quick to learn and easy to perform. All materials are provided on site. Each child will receive a magic kit to take home at the end of class. Participants are grouped by age and learn age-appropriate tricks. New tricks are taught at each session, so sign up again and again.
|5-12 yrs||Arlington Heights Park District||Mon||6-7pm||Cancelled||$25R/$30N|
|5-12 yrs||Arlington Heights Park District||Mon||6:45-7:40 pm||Aug 10||$25R/$30N|
Young Engineers will build working models of simple machines such as a seesaw, a rolling vehicle, and hockey player, using Lego Educational kits. Children will have a great time working on activities designed around creativity, exploring, investigating, and problem solving, in a fun group environment! While building these fun and interactive models, they will learn about levers, pulleys, gears, wheels and axles. 2 students per Lego kit.
|4-6||Prospect Heights Park District||Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu||10-11:15am||Cancelled||$93R/$112N|
Explore the world of Minecraft, one of the most popular video games in history which offers an amazing world of endless possibilities. Let your imagination transform your Minecraft experience into a unique world YOU create! Students will discover how to expand their worlds possibilities using popular game enhancing mods. Build traps, arrow launchers, faster rail systems and more, & participate in building challenges! Learn fundamentals of computer networking through this unique Minecraft experience that also allows you and your friends to work in multi-player mode as you mine, craft, and build together..
|7-12||The Zone||Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu||10-11:30am||Jul 20-Jul 23||$112R/$132N|
Cinderella Goes Disco
A weekly musical theatre workshop culminates in a showcase featuring excerpts from smash hit Cinderella! Students will learn the basics of vocal technique, choreography, and acting while working together to produce an in-class performance for family and friends. This class is a great way for young artists to develop their talents, foster self-confidence, and grow in social skills and team building. The showcase will take place during the last 30 minutes of our final class.
|Grade||Show||Location||Day||Time||Date||Fee per session|
|K-5||Cinderella||Burning Bush Community Center||Tue, Thu||4-5:30pm||Jun 23-Jul 9||$120R/$140N|
Let’s Build It
This class takes a hands-on approach to engineering, allowing students to directly engage with basic engineering concepts through a variety of fun and educational activities. Students will improve their problem solving, math and physics, skills all while engaging in exciting building projects. Each unit will focus on a specific areas of engineering. The unit will culminate in a testing of students final projects and each student will receive an aware for their progress during the unit..
Grade: K – 6
Location: Burning Bush Community Center
|Day||Time||Date||Fee per session|
|M||3:15-4:15 pm||Jul 13-Aug 10||$108/128N|
Smart Start Art – Cancelled
Explore your artistic side with the Smart Art Program from Afterschool Enrichment Solutions. Discover your creativity and imagination as an artist, develop fine-motor skills, style, and vision as we explore different artistic techniques through a variety of inspiring projects and play fun, exciting games. Sketch and draw, shade and color, cut, glue, fold….Create! No experience necessary.
Grade: K – 4
Burning Bush Community Center
Jun 15-Jul 6 $75R/$90N